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Report: Ron Jackson hurt in wreck



Veteran DFW meteorologist Ron Jackson, who retired from KDFW/Channel 4 on-air in February, was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident Friday night, Read more

For Batman fans, new Fox series provides a bit of ‘Gotham’ history



When Ben McKenzie was a kid growing up in Austin, he always got a big kick out of watching Batman reruns every afternoon. Read more

Robert Patrick acts his age in ‘Scorpion’



His fellow actors on Scorpion, a new TV series with a genius idea for a premise, are making Robert Patrick feel old. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Skeleton Twins’


Sundance Institute

One song kept playing through my mind as I watched The Skeleton Twins, an introspective indie drama starring the very exciting post- Saturday Night Live Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as siblings damaged by their father’s death. Read more

Movie review: ‘This Is Where I Leave You’


Warner Bros.

There’s one thing nobody can take away from This Is Where I Leave You: its stellar cast. Read more

Movie review: ‘The Maze Runner’


Twentieth Century Fox Studios

This month’s “young adults save the future” film franchise is The Maze Runner, an indifferent quest tale about boys trapped in a gigantic maze with no idea how they got there. Read more

Lone Star Film Festival announces initial line-up


The Weinstein Company

Eight films have been announced for the upcoming eighth annual Lone Star Film Festival in Fort Worth including the anticipated The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. The film, about British mathematician Alan Turing who cracked key Germa... Read more

Movie review: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’


Universal Pictures

For a good, straight-ahead noirish crime thriller, you could do a lot worse than A Walk Among the Tombstones. Liam Neeson gives a nice, melancholy turn to his role as Matthew Scudder, the private eye at the center of a long-running series of novels by Lawrence Block. Read more

Movie review: ‘Tusk’


A24 Films

Take The Human Centipede — the gross-out midnight movie about the mad doctor who stitches humans together — and sprinkle liberally with the old Bob and Doug McKenzie sketches from SCTV and the result is ... Read more

Movie review: ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them’


The Weinstein Company

Serenely melancholy but unfailingly melodramatic, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is a tone poem to love and loss that goes on too long and is more intent on creating a sad mood than with breaking your heart or bringing you to tears. Read more

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